Article: Hitchhikers: O.K. Larry

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Image Hitchhikers
By Larry Rettig on October 20, 2011

Replacing zippers or buttons on clothing. Fastening shoe straps. Mounting a smoke detector on a wall or ceiling. Securing cushions to outdoor furniture. Hanging signs. This is but a small sampling of the 101 uses of Velcro. No doubt about it, Velcro has taken the world by storm.

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ImageRidesredmule
Oct 20, 2011 11:56 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
Durn, if that isn't a way to learn about plants. Velcro is a pretty neat invition. I can see how he got the idea from that plant. A lot of cacti are the same way. Thanks for an interesting article.
Charleen
ImageLarryR
Oct 20, 2011 12:00 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Thanks for your comments, Charleen. I sort of came in the back door on this one! Glad you liked the article. Smiling
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ImageRidesredmule
Oct 20, 2011 1:55 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
Yep, I did too. You did wonderful...
ImageLarryR
Oct 20, 2011 2:49 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
I tip my hat to you.
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


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ImageMaridell
Oct 20, 2011 3:16 PM CST
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA
enjoy the moment
Fun read...makes being educated much more pleasant Smiling
ImageLarryR
Oct 20, 2011 9:21 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Thanks, Maridell! Glad you enjoyed the article.
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/
ImageZanymuse
Oct 21, 2011 2:19 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Aw jeepers Larry, you took the mystery out of velcro! That stuff always seemed kinda magical. It is still neat stuff but it's like knowing how the magician had a false bottom in his hat for the dove...takes the fun out of it.

But I forgive you for that because I got a good chuckle reading about your transplanting that pretty yellow flower. Who could have resisted it!

Overall, I give this article a Thumbs up
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ImageLarryR
Oct 21, 2011 11:19 AM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
I'm glad I redeemed myself before the article ended! Hilarious! Thanks for the compliment, Brenda.
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/
Imagequilter5
Oct 22, 2011 9:44 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
Very enjoyable article. I love learning new things about our everyday experiences... Thank you....
ImageLarryR
Oct 22, 2011 11:34 AM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
You're welcome, Barb. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for letting me know. Smiling
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/

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